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Spektrix Ref 1: CORWIL22


Friday 9 September | 7:45pm

Doors & bar 6:45pm | Concert 7:45pm, ends 9:00pm, no interval

Tickets £22 / £11 (under 25)


Cordelia Williams, piano


Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Fantasia in D minor, K397

Franz Schubert - Sonata in C minor, D958

Thomas Tomkins - A Sad Pavan for These Distracted Times

Bill Evans - Peace Piece

Robert Schumann - Songs of Dawn, op 133


'Consummate artistry… touching real greatness' 

- MusicWeb International


Cordelia Williams is recognised for the poetry and conviction of her playing and the depth and maturity of her interpretations. She has performed all over the world, including concertos with the English Chamber Orchestra, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, as well as recitals at Wigmore Hall, Royal Festival Hall and Beijing Concert Hall. Her recordings of Schubert, Schumann, Bach and Arvo Pärt have been highly acclaimed: 'Schumann’s 21st- century interpreter and soul-mate': 'a superb concept… brilliantly realised'. Her 2021 album Nightlight received rave reviews across the board and was awarded Critics' Choice (International Piano) and Recording of the Year (MusicWeb International).


Cordelia's programme for the Granary takes inspiration from her Nightlight album. Spanning four centuries, from Thomas Tomkins’ melancholic A Sad Pavan for These Distracted Times to jazz virtuoso Bill Evans’ exquisitely hypnotic Peace Piece, the recital moves from the dark, conflicting moods of Schubert's late C minor Sonata to waking hopes for a new day in what Williams describes as 'the shimmering hope, glory just beyond the horizon' of Schumann’s Songs of Dawn. 


'Extraordinary... Williams unapologetically takes her place among the most eloquent exponents of this great work in recent years'
- Gramophone Magazine